Improvement of the Automatic Grid Adaptation for Vortex Dominated Flows Using Advanced Vortex Indicators with the DLR-Tau Code

  • M. Widhalm
  • Andreas Schütte
  • Thomas Alrutz
  • Matthias Orlt
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 96)


Vortex dominated flows appear in many flow simulations such as wake turbulence of an aircraft or a delta wing at a high angle of attack. For detailed investigations of vortex breakdown, vortex interactions or tracing vortex cores, an automated grid adaptation with suitable vortex indicators is essential. Physical indicators, e.g. the vorticity magnitude or the total pressure loss, are in most cases not sufficient for correctly identifying a vortex core.


Vortex Core Vortical Structure Vortex Breakdown Total Pressure Loss Delta Wing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Widhalm
    • 1
  • Andreas Schütte
    • 1
  • Thomas Alrutz
    • 2
  • Matthias Orlt
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow TechnologyDLRBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow TechnologyDL RGöttingenGermany

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